Maidstone Leisure Centre Upcoming Works - Gym Refurbishment

Apr 25, 2024 | Blog

So… what are the plans?

We are upgrading your fitness experience with a brand-new cardio suite and installing an upgraded free weights area and a range of the latest Hammer Strength plate-loaded equipment.

We hope these exciting changes to the gym will be welcome news to our members and we can't wait for everyone to enjoy these new facilities.

What equipment can I expect to see?

The latest range of Life Fitness Cardio Equipment including treadmills, cross-trainers, bikes, PowerMills and more.  There will be an improvement to the strength area with the inclusion of Life Fitness Insignia series pin loaded equipment on top of the latest range of Hammer Strength Plate loaded Equipment.

In addition to this, there will be an upgrade of the free weights area to include new power racks with lifting platforms and a larger range of dumbbells.

How is the layout and equipment going to change from what we have now?

There isn’t a dramatic change to the layout, but the floor is being replaced to update the general experience.

When will the works start?

The gym will close from 24th July, and we aim to reopen 10th August. Please note that the dates could be subject to slight change, while we respond to contractor timelines.

Can I use Lockmeadow Health Club during the closure period?

Yes, we are pleased to advise that for gym only access (not swim and classes), your membership will be valid for this short period.

Please be aware that some of the equipment may differ slightly, so please speak to a member of staff if you are unsure. The car parking arrangement is slightly different to the leisure centre; customers must register to receive up to max 3hrs free parking within the club.

We should also note that our Lockmeadow member will be afforded the same offer, during their refurbishment which will take place between 10th and 27th of July.

Will Group Exercise classes be affected?

With the exception of small group training on the gym floor, there will be zero disruption to the workout timetable.


Will we be inducted on the new equipment?

Most of the new equipment will display a QR code that can be scanned to receive an instant demonstration on how the equipment works but if you feel like you need more support why not book in for a ‘Get Going’ session where one of our team can make sure you are comfortable in the new environment.

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How can we check progress?

Look out for further exciting progress updates on our website and social media:

Will there be improvements to the changing rooms and lockers?

The changing rooms and lockers will receive a refurbishment in December and more will be communicated once the finer detail are confirmed. Naturally, we will advise how this may impact members, school swimming or public usage but we expect the pools to stay open.

Will pricing change with the new upgrades?

No. We are pleased to advise that there are no immediate plans to upgrade existing customers membership subscription in response to these changes.

Will car parking be affected during this period?

No. We do not expect there to be any major impact on parking but obviously there will be some element of delivery and short access disruption.

Check out more of the refurbishments within the Maidstone Leisure Contract:

Maidstone Leisure Centre - Splash Pad

Lockmeadow Health Club - Gym

Mote Park Outdoor Adventure - Adventure Golf